Oman: Communication#

Telephones - fixed linestotal subscriptions: 434,932
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 13 (July 2015 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 6.647 million
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 202 (July 2015 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: modern system consisting of open-wire, microwave, and radiotelephone communication stations; limited coaxial cable; domestic satellite system with 8 earth stations
domestic: fixed-line and mobile-cellular subscribership both increasing with fixed-line phone service gradually being introduced to remote villages using wireless local loop systems
international: country code - 968; the Fiber-Optic Link Around the Globe (FLAG) and the SEA-ME-WE-3 submarine cable provide connectivity to Asia, the Middle East, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Indian Ocean), 1 Arabsat (2015)
Broadcast media1 state-run TV broadcaster; TV stations transmitting from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Yemen available via satellite TV; state-run radio operates multiple stations; first private radio station began operating in 2007 and 2 additional stations now operating (2007)
Internet country
Internet userstotal: 2.438 million
percent of population: 74.2% (July 2015 est.)